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The largest planet

Our Solar system is one of the constituents of the Galaxy. Here the milky way extends for hundreds of thousands of light years. The Central element of the Solar system – the Sun. Around it revolve eight planets (the ninth planet Pluto was excluded from this list because he has the mass and gravitational forces are not allowed to be in the same row with the other planets). However, each planet is similar to the following. Among them are small and really huge, icy and fiery, which consists of gas and dense.

TrES-4

The largest planet in the Universe is TrES-4. It was discovered in 2006 and it is located in the constellation Hercules. The planet is called TrES-4 orbits the star, which is at a distance of about 1,400 light years from planet Earth.

The largest planet

The planet TrES-4 – ball, which consists mainly of hydrogen. Its size is 20 times the size of Earth. Researchers claim that the detected diameter of the planet by almost 2 times (actually 1.7) larger than the diameter of Jupiter (the largest planet of the Solar system). The temperature of TrES-4 of about 1260 degrees Celsius. Continue reading

NASA has selected astronauts

Computer enthusiast, a fan of technology and gadgets, love the space, love science fiction, computer games and movies. I think if I learned nothing, spent the day in vain.

Space Agency NASA announced the names of the first astronauts who go into space aboard commercial spacecraft of the first generation and after the mission back to Earth. The selection of the suitable candidates officially complete and it is time for the program of intensive training and preparations for the launch of spacecraft CST-100 at Boeing in 2017.

NASA links with companies such as SpaceX and Boeing, the program Commercial Crew Program, which aims to subsidise innovative solutions in the new generation of advanced spacecraft, whose task will be to deprive the Russian monopoly on manned space flight aboard the spacecraft “Soyuz”.

The long term, this approach has two goals: to make access to low earth orbit more accessible; and to ensure the independence of the American side from other countries in the aerospace field. Continue reading

Average temperatures on the planets of the Solar system

What are the average temperatures on the planets of the Solar system?

For anybody not a secret that earth is the only habitable planet in our Solar system. All the planets, except the Earth, is distinguished by the lack of breathable atmosphere, and many of them are still too hot, or Vice versa — frozen worlds.

Planet in our Solar system with the observance of very large scale, in the lower left part of the picture of the orbit of the planets / NASA image

“Inhabited area” exists in every star system has planets, it is a certain conditional scope, when in which the planets water can exist in liquid phase. In this connection the planets or their satellites, there are conditions suitable for the emergence of life, similar to earth.

So, hot and cold worlds in our Solar system! What exactly do we know about the temperature of their surfaces and which has an impact on these temperatures? Continue reading

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